Friday, March 5, 2010

Fantasmo @ The Williamsburg Film Festival

Hey Superfans,

Those of you who have been around a little while know that your Team Fantasmo is good friends with the folks behind the annual Williamsburg Film Festival. The festival is a celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood, with a particular focus on Westerns. Over the years we've been fortunate to have guests from the program participate at Fantasmo in the form of Q&A sessions on films we've screened (e.g. The Eiger Sanction, Friday the 13th, etc.). This year's festival is happening this weekend, and in a Fantasmo first we will actually be hosting a special episode at the event as part of the official program lineup!

Now you may be thinking to yourself that we don't really show much in the way of Westerns at Fantasmo. True enough, but there is a connection! While the guests all have significant backgrounds in Westerns, most have extensively appeared in genre film and television as well. One of the featured guests this year is Paul Picerni who, among many other cool roles, notably did battle with Vincent Price as the hero in the original House of Wax.

With this in mind, we will be hosting a screening of that delightful cinematic jewel with Mr. Picerni on hand to answer questions and talk about that experience. I for one can't wait to hear his thoughts on what it was like working with both Vincent Price and Charles Bronson! The show starts at 11:00 p.m. Friday night at the festival, but you should really come for the whole day (or weekend for that matter) as it is absolutely one of the best film events in this area (if not the best). Hope to see you there!

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